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Salman to star in Phir Tere Naam

While Tere Naam ended with the actor in the mental asylum, the sequel will see him coming out of it, writes Vajir Singh

india Updated: Nov 10, 2006 16:41 IST

Looking at the success of sequels, like Krrish and Phir Hera Pheri, the makers of Tere Naam have decided to follow the trend and make a sequel of their successful 2003 film.

While the original Tere Naam ended with Salman Khan deciding to go back to the mental asylum, the sequel will begin with him coming out of the home and finding out how the world around him has changed.

Apparently it was Salman Khan’s idea to make a sequel to Tere Naam which producers Sunil Manchanda and Mukesh Talreja immediately agreed to. When contacted, Manchanda said: “It’s not yet fully confirmed if we will make the sequel to Tere Naam but we are definitely toying with the idea and are currently working on the script. Let’s see. If the final output of the script excites us, we’ll definitely go ahead with it.”

 
Salmaan Khan in a still from the 2003 superhit Tere Naam.

Though Manchandra confirms that the film would definitely star Khan, he refuses to divulge anything more about the project and is also keeping quiet about the other cast.

It must be noted that there were some rumours of a rift between Salman Khan and director Satish Kaushik during the making of Tere Naam but then the sequel will be directed by the original director Kaushik himself.
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When contacted Kaushik said: “I recently returned to town after finishing my work in a film based on Monica Ali’s novel Brick Lane. I haven’t met the producers, so I can’t comment on it. Gautam Kumar Jain, the presenter of Tere Naam did discuss the idea of a sequel when I met him at Salman Khan’s house for Id.”

Tere Naam was partly based on a true story, and was the Hindi version of the successful Tamil hit film Sethu. Tere Naam was promoted as Khan’s real-life story, which contributed to the curiousity and success of the film. Phir Tere Naam is expected to go on floors early next year.

vajir.singh@hindustantimes.com

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